APA Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools: News
High School Psychology Teacher Network Grants
Deadline (extended): July 1, 2013
2013 TOPSS Committee Elections
TOPSS is seeking candidates for the 2013 election.
Deadline: July 1, 2013
TOPSS Invited Speakers at the 2013 APA Annual Convention
The APA convention will be held July 31-Aug. 4 in Honolulu
- National Survey of High School Psychology Teachers: Executive Summary
APA Policy Documents
- National Standards for High School Psychology Curricula
Learning objectives for students and guidance for teaching based on active learning principles.
Guidelines for Preparing High School Psychology Teachers: Course-Based and Standards-Based Approaches
The purpose of these guidelines is to outline training models for the preparation of teachers of high school psychology.
APA Committee of Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools
Mission statement, members and staff liason for the Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools Committee.
2012 Academic Achievement in Psychology Students
Certificate winners for 2012.
2012 TOPSS Scholars Essay winners announced
The TOPSS Scholars Essay competition had four winners in 2012.
2012 Intel ISEF winners announced
APA awarded seven Special Awards at the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
Join APA as a Student Affiliate
Become a High School Student Affiliate and enjoy many great benefits!
The APA supports student research through the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and through ISEF-affiliated regional science fairs.
TOPSS Unit Lesson Plans
Five- to seven-day units that include a procedural timeline, content outline, suggested resources, activities and references.
Workshops and Conferences
Teaching workshops and conferences are great venues for professional development and networking.
Psychology Teachers Network (PTN) Newsletter
Articles on research or topics of special interest to teachers of psychology appear in each issue.
Other Teaching Resources
A collection of resources for teachers of introductory psychology.
Online Module on Research Methods, Measurement, and Statistics
The module provides a review of content found in the Research Methods, Measurement and Statistics standard area of the National Standards for High School Psychology Curricula.
Resource Manual for New Teachers of High School Psychology
This new resource manual provides resources and helpful suggestions to new psychology teachers.
Online Psychology Laboratory
Offers students opportunities to participate in studies and engage in data analysis
Science Fairs, Clubs and Student Research
Students learn the practical applications of psychology by participating in a school psychology club or creating experiments for a science fair.
Videos for high school psychology teachers
Recorded at the 2012 APA Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla., these videos can be used in high school psychology classrooms.